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Paranormal Investigators Check for Ghosts in Haunted Route 66 Theater

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Loud footsteps, creaky noises, and strange sounds...all had employees at the Route 66 Theater wondering if their was another presence lurking nearby...

"There was one Friday afternoon. no one had been here all week. I came in alone. Right after I shut the door and locked it the paper towel dispenser in the restroom went off and it's motion sensored," tells Assistant Manager Eve Tebbets.

General Manager Lisa Daugherty says,"it's just a sense that you're feeling...I sense probably more of an older person upstairs where the projection is."

To solve the mystery...Manager Lisa Daugherty called in paranormal investigators.

David Glidden heads the Four State Paranormals who investigate whether places are truly haunted.

A horror movie buff, he was inspired to communicate with the undead after one life changing event

"When I was sixteen one of my brothers passed away and it just really got me thinking about the paranormal...things like life after death," Flidden confesses.

David returns to the theatre to find answers to questions he still has after capturing this footage in June.

You can see what appears to be a hand grabbing his back.

"I just got pushed, yeah right on the shoulder," exclaims Glidden.

The paranormals filmed this video with special night vision cameras. 

To communicate with the ghosts they played a simple game of twenty questions. A special device was set up playing audio at twenty hertz. 

The transmitter blinked once for yes and twice for no. 

Next, they brought out the spirit box, that quickly scans through am and fm stations as we asked it questions.

"Please tell me your name," orders Glidden.

"Zach," replies the spirit box.

"Zach are you the one who pushed me?"

"scanning...yeah"

The ghost even seemed friendly.

 "Hey," yells the spirit box.

"Hey!" Glidden responds, laughing. 

Besides confirming the ghost's name is Zach, the rest of the night was pretty quiet. 

"I had one experience where it felt like something hit the back of my seat when I was sitting in the auditorium. But other than that we really didn't have much in the way of experiences," says Glidden.

Whether ghosts haunt this theater or not...I'll leave that to you to decide, because tonight the atmosphere was pretty dead. 

Reporting in Webb City Diane Gerstenfeld FOX 14 News. 

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